SABATON just released a special platinum edition of their legendary Carolus Rexalbum. Carolus Rex(2012) has been certified quadruple platinum in the band’s home country of Sweden, and in an exclusive new video, the king is seen traveling across epic Swedish landscapes to deliver the platinum discs into the hands of frontman Joakim Brodén.The video was produced to mark the incredible coincidence of the album officially reaching quadruple platinum status on the 300th anniversary of the King’s death.Carolus Rex is a concept album about Sweden’s 17th and 18th century empire, with a special focus on the rise and fall of Charles XII, the tragic king who devoted his whole life to war but could not prevent his empire’s downfall.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZcw4kvKxSk
Order here: http://bit.ly/PlatinumCarolus
After receiving the official discs from the king, Joakim said: “We put a lot of ourselves into making every album unique, and we had an idea that this album would particularly speak to Swedish people because it’s telling a story that’s rarely heard outside of Sweden.
This album has been very successful but we’re not stopping here. Our next challenge as a band is to come up with an album that tells a story that’s as important to music fans everywhere as Carolus Rex has been to those in Sweden.”
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